Disc Dir 10: Failed Write To The Sector

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  1. Heiko_Heider

    Heiko_Heider Registered Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I have serious trouble with Acronis Disc Director 10 build 2077.
    I did the following:

    -Partitioned my brand new maxtor 250 GB drive.
    -Installed OS Selector
    -Installed WinXP SP2

    Everything works fine up to this point.
    If I now try to reactivate the OS Selector with the boot CD, I get a lot of "Failed To Write To The Sector XY of Hard Disk 1".

    I cannot boot anymore.
    The only way to get my system back working is taking Maxblast4 Boot Cd and clearing the first 62 sectors of my new hard drive.
    Then I have to reinstall Win again.

    Please help.
    Disc Director in this state is useless to me.

    Thanks,

    Heiko
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Heiko,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Partition and Disk Managing Software.

    Please create Acronis Report and Windows System Information as it is described in Acronis Help Post.

    Please submit a request for technical support. Attach the collected report.txt file and information to your request along with the step-by-step description of the actions taken before the problem appears and the link to this thread. We will investigate the problem and try to provide you with the solution.

    Thank you.
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    Kirill Omelchenko
     
  3. Heiko_Heider

    Heiko_Heider Registered Member

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    Thanks. I solved the problem by updating my bios.

    By the way: Do primary partitions have to be the first on a hard drive?
    Because when I had the following order:

    1. Primary Active NTFS
    2. Logical NTFS
    3. Logical NTFS
    4. Primary NTFS
    5. Logical NTFS
    6: Logical FAT32
    7: Primary ReiserFS
    8: Logical Swap
    9: Logical ReiserFS
    ...

    and I tried to install a second copy of WinXP SP2 on partition 3 (set to active with Disc Director before installing), the installation abortet with an lsass.exe error.

    I then changed the partition order to the following and the second copy of XP installied fine:

    1. Primary Active NTFS
    2. Primary NTFS
    3: Primary ReiserFS
    4. Logical NTFS
    5. Logical NTFS
    6. Logical NTFS
    7: Logical FAT32
    8: Logical Swap
    9: Logical ReiserFS
    ...

    Is my assumption correct?


    Thanks,

    Heiko
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Heiko,

    Please be aware that it is recommended that primary partitions go first on a hard drive. Another order of partitions can cause some issues especially in cases when you try to install several Windows operating systems.

    Thank you.
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    Kirill Omelchenko
     
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